The Quota International of Southeast Texas club is honoring Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames at a Southeast Texas Gala Salute at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Ina press release, the group said it will recognize Ames for her many accomplishments and contributions to the quality of life in Southeast Texas.

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Giles Broussard fires at a clay.

Samaritan Counseling Services held its second annual “Shoot Benefiting the Children” clay shoot event at 1-in-100 Gun Club in Lumberton on Saturday, Feb. 9. According to Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas Executive Director Tracy Williams, 36 shooters participated in the event, which earned close to $7,000 for children services for the center. About 30 volunteers also showed up at the event from various local organizations.

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The Lamar University department of history will host the fourth annual Regional History Day competition on Thursday, Feb. 14, attracting students from high schools and middle schools across Southeast Texas.

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Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, and Peanut Butter Patties are back! It’s that time of year again, and Girl Scouts locally and across the country are selling their famous cookies. Saturday, Feb. 9, at around 9 a.m., local Girl Scouts from the Spindletop and Big Thicket service areas received a delivery of 60,000 cookies at Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont.

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Community members had two opportunities to voice concerns regarding the Beaumont Independent School District’s (BISD) proposed districting maps and now, during a meeting scheduled for Feb. 21, the Board of Trustees will have the final say on which scheme will be in effect for the 2013 voting season. 

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